October Member of the Month : Sharon Crumley

This month C4 Atlanta is highlighting current member and IGNITE alumni…

Sharon Crumley

Sharon is a self-taught artist who creates mixed materials art in many genres.

Sharon’s  work is intricate, colorful and textural using a combination of textiles, paper,  paint and found elements to create multi-dimensional art.  Her  art  expresses a variety of subjects from modern abstractions and  ethnic adaptations to feminine themes. Sharon’s work is available at in Roswell at Synergy Artisan Gallery and Artist’s Attic on Marietta Square.

Sharon’s works have been featured in many shows, juried and non-juried.  Her works have appeared at Grandview Gallery, Emory Clinics, Roswell Teahouse – (2 solo shows),  Basil’s restaurant,  Buckhead Library, Defoor Centre and  DK Gallery on the Square in Marietta, Ga.

Her work was part of the Jane Fonda G-CAPP clock event, Gallery in the Galleria at the Woodruff Arts Center 2010 and 2011 sponsored by Digital Arts Studio,   MOCA pin-up show,  Ferst Center in Atlanta, GA, Art and Design Showhouse 2011 and 2012, and an auction at Mason Murer for the Jay Shapiro Foundation.

She has been published in Pages, Somerset Studio magazines and in a feature article in Family Life Magazine May 2015. She is a member of the Atlanta Collage Society and the Alpha Arts Guild.

 

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Sharon shares thoughts on her Beginnings…

“My beginnings were  like most other children.  Making doll clothes, sewing and other crafty projects. I moved on to crocheting, then made and sold hats and scarves to a small boutique in town.  

After having a family, working in corporate, getting laid off from corporate, things had to change.  I went back to sewing but not clothes.  Although I liked to sew, something more immediate was necessary. After cutting fabric in squares and random pieces, laying them out and sewing them together, the result was very pleasing.   Aha! Fabric collage. The work was entered into an art show and sold! 

My creative endeavors have expanded from fabric collage to woven paper.  In addition,  the fortune cookies were inspired by playing with fabric one afternoon.  The African art is another expression of who I am.The dresses are a result of reading with my Mom as a child.  The story is about a child that was bullied in the 1940’s for wearing the same dress to school everyday.  The book was, “100 Dresses” by Eleanor Estes. Mom passed but came to me and said “100 dresses”.  With  that memory the “100 Dresses Series”, was started.   The series has taken many years to complete and  has expanded to included note cards and prints.”

Check out more about Sharon Crumley HERE.

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